Park and relaxation

Fort Chambly National Historic Site

Picnic Area

The picnic area offers many tables at your disposal inside the fort’s marvellous park. Some tables are adapted for individuals with disabilities. Please note there are no shelters in case of rain.

Fort Chambly Park

Fort Chambly is located along the rapids of the Richelieu River. The fort is surrounded by a large wooded area ideal for walking and relaxing. Come take a break and enjoy a nap to the sound of the rapids...

The guard house

A few steps from the fort, the guard house holds exhibitions of artists in collaboration with the city of Chambly.

In 2022, 3 exhibitions will be presented:

Monter plus haut pour voir plus loin

Acrylic on canvas by the artist Manon Marchand
May 21-22-23, May 28-29, June 4-5 from 1 pm to 5 pm

Les changements climatiques : entre abstraction et matérialité

Oil on canvas by the artist Kevin Nichka-Boire
August 13-14, 20-21, 27-28 from 1 pm to 5 pm

Les lignes intérieures

Mixed media by the artist Chantale De Serres
September 24-25, October 1-2 and 8-9 and 10, 2022 from 1 pm to 5 pm

For details visit (french only)


Trail, sun, stone wall and Chambly basin
  • Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park. Only guide dogs are allowed inside the museum.
  • Fishing is forbidden on the bank of the Richelieu River close to Fort Chambly.
  • Wood fires and barbecues are forbidden in the fort area.
  • The park closes at 11 p.m.
  • Feeding the animals is forbidden.
  • Swimming is forbidden.
  • Going down on the bank is forbidden.
  • Using drones on the site is forbidden.

Consult the National Historic Parks General Regulations (SOR/78-213).

Consult the National Historic Parks Wildlife and Domestic Animals Regulations (SOR/81-613).

Nearby Bicycle Trail

Just a few steps away from the Chambly Canal National Historic Site is a bicycle trail that offers a 20-kilometre course that follows the Chambly Canal all the way to St-Jean-sur-Richelieu.

As a courtesy to other park users, we ask cyclists to walk next to their bicycle.

Interpretive Panels

There are several interpretive panels found around the site for you to learn more about the fort’s history while you take a stroll.

Nearby shops and services

Fort Chambly National Historic Site is just a few minutes away from many restaurants, cafés and shops in Chambly.

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